Events Procedure Looks to Streamline Process
The City of Steamboat Springs has unveiled a new special event procedure that looks to streamline the process, simplify the application permit, especially for first time event producers, and set maximum capacity levels for venues.
The new procedure consolidates three different applications into one simplified citywide application and process. The system is venue focused with two categories (Parks & Streets) carrying a predefined capacity, allowable usages and required services based upon event size and impacts. Shifting events from Lincoln Ave. to Yampa St. and other venues remains a priority; however, community events such as Winter Carnival, July 4thand the Halloween Stroll will stay on Lincoln and will continue to be subsidized by the city.
In addition, new fees will accompany the event permit including a new $150 application fee, $500 late fee, venue fee, and recovered costs associated with city services such as Community Service Officers or use of streets. The new application fee would apply to special events and sports events but not for city, school or private events such as a child’s birthday party.
A new section of the website dedicated to special events outlines the process, categories, venues, fees and frequently asked questions.